Where Have All the Women Gone?

Sometime around 1980 LAUSD opened it’s first computer magnet. My mother ran the computer lab. She didn’t have much in the way of a budget for networking but she did have kids. Mom and my brother spent weekends “making the phone talk to the computer” and ultimately networked with an elementary school in Russia where they video conferenced. To give this all context AOL launched in 1983. We know there’s a dearth of women in programming, engineering, math and other sciences and academics often try to explain why. Sandberg asks …

SmartyPig.com Introduction: Teaching the Kids (and Me) Delayed Gratification

Recently I was introduced to SmartyPig.com. It’s an online Piggy Bank for people who are saving for specific financial goals. Which means…. what? It means that SmartyPig is not only a fabulous way to save for something you’re longing for (or need), but it’s also an incredible way to teach your kids about money. I try to teach my kids about money, but I’m pretty sure that I fall into the same trap as a lot of parents. I just buy them stuff. Which strips the kids of the opportunity …

Goldberg and Gottlieb: Not a Law Firm

If Uncle Louie ever utters the phrase, “I’ve got an idea.” You’ll probably end up in the middle of a fantastic project, with your head spinning a little bit. If you read today’s Sachem Patch, you’ll know that I’m having a car built by Demented Customs. Not just any car though, a Mom Car. My regular readers are well aware of my love affair with the automobile, which competes only with my love affair with technology. It’s time that I take these two passions of mine and bundle them. I’m …

I Tried Omegle So You Don’t Have To

I heard recently about a site called Omegle. It’s where you go to chat anonymously with strangers. I decided it try it (so you don’t have to). I’m not brave enough to try videochat (I imagine there are many Farve-eque guys there), but I did have these chats. You can decide if it’s a good way to spend your time: Omegle Chat Number 1: You: hi Stranger: Who are you You: i’m a mom. you are? Stranger: A mom. Stranger: Really. You: really? where? Stranger: Shush, new fag. You: and …